Linking to more resources on the Message Boards

Posted by jhodnett on February 28, 2008 in Website

Since this is my first post to the Ancestry blog, let me start out by introducing myself.  My name is David Graham and I’m the product manager responsible for the community areas of the website, which include the different tools you use to connect with each other and to help each other on My Read More

Something exciting is in the works

Posted by Kendall Hulet on February 27, 2008 in Website

Over the past year, we’ve taken a close look at the Ancestry search process and asked our customers what issues they face when trying to find content on our site. Based on this feedback, we’ve been working on some new search features that we believe will make searching for records about your ancestors easier, faster Read More

The Trees Service Is Getting a Massage

Posted by Kenny Freestone on February 27, 2008 in Website

You may have noticed that the “New content has been added to your family tree” emails haven’t been coming to your inbox lately. These are on hold while we’re ramping up new capacity for the trees service. The pause happens because we’re replicating the live data to an additional service system so we can handle Read More

Did You Know

Posted by Ancestry Team on February 27, 2008 in Family Tree Maker

On occasion I come across enhancement requests or questions about features that are currently in Family Tree Maker 2008. Here is a short list of some of those items. Support for all media files Users can link to any type of media by selecting “All Files” under the “Files of type” drop-down. The default is Read More

Resynching your data in AncestryPress

Posted by Ancestry Team on February 22, 2008 in Website

I have great news for all the people who have been asking, “When I edit information in my online tree, why aren’t the changes reflected in my AncestryPress book?” This week we launched an update feature that lets you synchronize the data in your book with the data in your Ancestry online tree. Please note Read More

Ancestry Trees Service Will Be Down Part of Today

Posted by Kenny Freestone on February 19, 2008 in Website

Starting at about 1:00 PM today (Mountain Standard Time) our Tree Service will be down—we estimate this will last about 30 minutes. We’re doing this because we are adding increased capacity to the portion of our system that enables Ancestry Hints. We also expect this project to improve the speed of the overall trees service. Read More

Including more generations in your AncestryPress book

Posted by Ancestry Team on February 12, 2008 in Website

For up-to-date information on family history books, please read my blog post from February 24, 2009. The post below, which was published on February 12, 2008, contains some obsolete information. Several people have asked whether it’s possible to include more than four generations in an AncestryPress book. The answer is yes, you can include as Read More

Update 3: Information

Posted by Ancestry Team on February 8, 2008 in Family Tree Maker

I’ve received some additional information about the next patch and wanted to inform the Family Tree Maker community about the current status of this update. The internal development and QA teams have been testing the latest update extensively. We are just a few days away from releasing it to our Alpha test group for their Read More

Civil War-Era Marriage and Southern Claims Commission Documents Now Available

Posted by Ancestry Team on February 6, 2008 in News

In honor of Black History Month, we’ve expanded our collection of African-American family history records with two new collections: Freedman’s Marriage Records and Southern Claims Commission Records. Freedman’s Marriage Records From 1865 to 1868, plantation marriages of thousands of former slaves from 17 Southern states were legalized. has digitized and made available online a Read More